Childcare Services

While you’re studying or working, you want to be sure your children are in safe, capable hands. 

We have an excellent early childhood education (ECE) centre on site at our Windermere Campus in Tauranga. The centre is open to children from throughout the community as well as those of Toi Ohomai students and staff.

There are also a number of ECE centres close to Mokoia Campus in Rotorua, and our Taupō campus. Childcare options may also be available at or near our other campuses throughout the region. Please contact us for more information.

Childcare Centre, Windermere Campus

The Childcare Centre at Windermere Campus in Tauranga is located on a quiet cul de sac along the northern boundary of campus, making drop-off and pick-up easy for you to navigate on busy days.

Children aged 6 months to 6 years are eligible for enrolment, and they enjoy separate, age-appropriate areas to accommodate their individual learning and development needs.

All of our kaiako (teachers) are qualified in early childhood education. They are passionate about providing the learning opportunities and support that will challenge and extend your child’s interests and strengths.

In 2015 the Education Review Office report gave the centre the highest recommendation of being ‘very well placed’ to promote positive learning outcomes for children. We are confident our next review, in 2019, will report the same.

Come in for a look. You’ll be impressed with the helpful, caring staff and the vibrant, fun rooms and playgrounds built to enrich the learning experiences of your little ones.

For more information and to enrol your child

For more information download our centre's brochure (pdf, 192kb).

Enrol early as places are limited and fill quickly. Download and send us your completed enrolment form (pdf, 380kb) (printed forms are also available from the Childcare Centre). We will confirm your place in writing or by email.

Kohanga Reo, Windermere Campus

Tena koutou rangatira ma, nau mai, haere mai, ako te reo Māori.

Te Kohanga Reo o Poike is a language nest of te reo Māori for tamariki of Toi Ohomai students and the local community. It’s located at Windermere Campus.

Phone us for more information.

Contact information

Childcare Centre, Windermere Campus

07 557 8737

Monday-Friday, 7.45am-5.00pm (reduced hours during term holidays)

30 Lagoon Place, Windermere, Tauranga

Childcare (Kohanga Reo), Windermere Campus

Rose Walker

07 544 3486

Monday-Friday, 9.00am-3.00pm

Windermere Drive, Tauranga